THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
From Our Readers
Letter to Editor:
No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another. With this being said, I would like to say "thank you" to the many, many people who once again came together to showcase the City of Marinette for the 6th " Annual "Logging & Heritage Festival".
Volunteers are love in motion, who put in priceless hours with planning and production of the festival. These people were amazing , and spent months of preparing and helping to organize everything.
The gift of time is priceless and the City was aglow the preceding week and entire weekend of the festival. Local sponsors helped make the TV broadcasts possible,the Public Works employees who worked endlessly on the Island and surrounding grounds, the Law Enforcement who provided security, the Rescue Squad who attended to emergencies, the generous donations from friends who helped bake and supply cookies and bars to feed the high school band participants, the staff at the Welcome Center who took endless calls and questions about the event were all so appreciated.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Festivals of this magnitude do not "just happen". It takes a multitude of hours, thousands of dollars, and indescribable amounts of work, sweat and tears. Your commitment, whether it was a generous monetary sponsor, food/craft vendor, musician, high school volunteer, children's entertainer, non-profit organization, Marine Corps, Navy crew,charity rider, librarian, parade, or Car Show participant, NW Bicycle Federation, Wi Trappers Association. Museum volunteer, Ella Smetana participant/volunteer, beard growing participant/judge, family member, New Life Church member, etc. made this weekend incredible. Thank you also to the City of Marinette and City Council for your support. None of this could happen without your belief in providing this experience for our community.
Marinette is hugged by the faithful arms of volunteers. Volunteers don't necessarily have the time, but they have the heart. I am overwhelmed and extremely proud that I live in this remarkable city.